Dashain Camp

Dashain Camp

Calling all BlinkNow friends!  Every year, the Kopila Valley School closes for a few weeks around the Dashain/Tihar holidays. While some of our students use that time to visit family in other villages, many of them stay in town. Our camp is designed to provide fun, educational activities to keep them busy for the month, just like summer camp!

Applications are now closed for 2018. Sign up for our Volunteer Mailing List to be notified when next year's application opens!




We usually offer fun courses like the following ones. Courses are often designed for younger students, for older students, or occasionally for both:

  • Art
  • Cooking
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Event Planning
  • Games
  • Gardening & agriculture
  • Jewelry making
  • Kite-making
  • Leadership Skills
  • Music 
  • Outdoor skills (hiking, camping)
  • Sewing
  • Story-making 
  • Sports (football, cricket, badminton, etc.)  
  • Swimming
  • We are also looking for a dedicated Dashain Camp photographer and social media volunteer to work with our staff during camp!


Have a particular hobby, skill or class idea that isn't on this list? We love bringing new classes to camp. Tell us all about it in your application! (Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers.)


Please note: The roles outlined above are volunteer positions.  After completing the application process, anyone selected to serve in this position who lives outside of Nepal will be expected to cover all travel costs and any other expenses that may arise. As with any international travel, this can be expensive. In addition to flight(s) here, all tourists are required to purchase travel health insurance, cover visa fees, pay for meals, etc. More details on expected costs can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Class Lesson Plans 

We ask each volunteer to submit lesson plans. The lesson plan we ask you to complete will be similar to this example below.